Software Update – Computer Part of a Maintenance Windows doesn’t Reboot

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Scenario : You deploy Software Updates to a specific collection that has a maintenance window configured. The machine doesn’t reboot as required Troubleshooting : Check the Maintenance Windows properties The maintenance Windows is set to a 2h duration : Check the Deployment properties The first step is to make sure that your deployment allows reboot: My machine is a Windows 2012 (thus considered a server) and the option to suppress reboot is not selected. Check if there’s overlapping maintenance Windows Using the built-in report “Maintenance windows available to a specified client”, I can see that my maintenance Windows is applied … Read More

Security Update for Internet Explorer KB2964358

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Microsoft has release a critical security update to fix the “famous” IE security vulnerability. Full details @ The good news for you as an SCCM admin is that it’s easy to deploy. Just make sure that your software update point successfully sync with Microsoft and you’ll find the update in your console. If it’s not listed, initiate a manual sync. Track the synchronization process in wsyncmgr.log Once completed you’ll see the update in the console : When the sync completes, add the update to your deployment package and deploy it to your devices.   Internet Explorer KB2964358

Error in Migration Job with SCCM 2012

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During an SCCM Migration project, you may encounter this SCCM Migration Job error: “Object modified after Migration” SCCM Migration Job Error “No objects can be selected in this type of job, please select another type of migration job or check the data gathering jobs to make sure they are working” This error occurs because you’ve completed a migration job and you try to another one before the next data gather process. To fix this, simply wait for the next data gathering process (default 4h) or manually initiate it. Once completed, recreate your migration job and the error will no longer … Read More

Content Conversion not showing your Packages when reassign DP

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Symptoms : SCCM Administrators tries to Upgrade/Reassign a distribution point in a migration project. The Content Conversion tab is displaying There are no items to show in this view If you complete the wizard, the DP gets upgraded/reassign but the content is not (obviously). This happens because the package assigned to this DP are not migrated to the 2012 hierarchy. Solution : Create a migration job targeting your packages before reassigning the DP Bonus note : You can refer to the Hosted Migrated Package column in order to see how many packages are link to this DP.

SCCM Version Numbers and Cumulative Update List

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We compile a list of SCCM version numbers, build numbers and cumulative updates since the SCCM 2012 RTM release. Cumulative updates are cumulative, meaning that the latest one includes the previous one. (Ex: You don’t need to apply CU1 if you plan to install CU2) Once you apply a cumulative update, your SCCM version on the site server itself will not change. The site server will show the latest major SCCM release (RTM,SP1,R2). However, the new SCCM version numbers will show on your Consoles and Clients. We recommend that you upgrade all your SCCM client when you are applying the latest … Read More

SCCM 2012 Migration Account Permissions for 2007 Hierarchy

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Each time I’ve done an SCCM 2012 migration from 2007, someone asks “How do I give access to the migration account?”. Looking at some blogs and technet you can read that the account requires : Read & Execute Access to the SCCM 2007 Database Full Access to the SMS Provider Read access to all objects Fine but how do I do that ? I decided to do a step-by-step guide : In the CM07 console, navigate to Site Database > Security Rights > Users > Right Click Manage ConfigMgr Users and follow the wizard. In the user name tab, add a new user … Read More

How to Find SCCM 2012 Server Log Files

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Here’s a simple tip to know which logs to check if you want to dig an error returned by a SCCM Component. Monitoring/System Status/Component Status For this article we’ll assume that the SMS_Database_Notification _Monitor is giving an error (sorry my site is clean !) You can simply go on the component, right-click,  Show messages and select all Although useful, this won’t gives you all the detail you need to fix the error. You’ll have to check the logs in your SCCMLogs folder. Ok…. but which one. This is where CM Service Manager can show you and here’s how to do that … Read More

Move Content Library to another Drive

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Did you know you can move the content library folder to another drive on your Distribution Point ? It’s quite simple. Simply use the ContentLibraryTransfer.exe from the SCCM SP1 Toolkit. You didn’t already downloaded the toolkit ? Shame on you ! Here’s the download link : The syntax of the tool is straight forward : ContentLibraryTransfer.exe –SourceDrive <Current Drive Letter> -TargetDrive <New Drive Letter> There’s no “built-in” logs but you can pipe the output in a text file Example : ContentLibraryTransfer.exe –SourceDrive C -TargetDrive D > c:CLT.log Once completed, you can validate the change in the registry : HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSMSDPContentLibraryPath Note : … Read More

Orchestrator 2012 R2 Installation Guide

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Here’s a guide to install a SCORCH instance on a single server. Use this setup for a lab, it’s not optimized for a production environment. Prerequisites Mminimum hardware configuration required for a full installation of Orchestrator: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2 Minimum 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM, 2 GB or more recommended 200 megabyte (MB) of available hard disk space Dual-core Intel microprocessor, 2.1 gigahertz (GHz) or better  SQL Specific SQL Server 2008 R2 or Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Orchestrator requires only the basic SQL Server features found in the Database Engine Service. Orchestrator … Read More

Manage SCCM Maintenance Windows with Powershell

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If you’re not aware, you can manage your SCCM maintenance Windows using PowerShell. Here’s a simple example but you can get creative. #Import SCCM Module Import-Module $env:SMS_ADMIN_UI_PATH.Replace(“bini386″,”binconfigurationmanager.psd1”) #Get SiteCode $SiteCode = Get-PSDrive -PSProvider CMSITE # Set Location to SCCM Set-Location “$($SiteCode.Name):” #Occurs Fourth day of every 3 months effective the time you create it at 3:00 AM $Schedule = New-CMSchedule -DurationCount 1 -DurationInterval Hours -RecurCount 3 -DayOfMonth 4 -Start ([Datetime]”3:00″) $Collection = Get-CMDeviceCollection -Name “Your Collection Name” New-CMMaintenanceWindow -CollectionID $Collection.CollectionID -Schedule $Schedule -Name “Your Schedule Name” More information and example on technet @ You can also verify if your … Read More